Not that the draw would have suited Peru, if they had won they would have gone through to the World Cup automatically.
No further goals came, and that scenario played out with Peru now going on to play New Zealand over two games for a place in the finals.
Peru equalised in the match through national hero Pablo Guerrero in the 76 minute, presenting both sides with a favourable tied scoreline. Whatever the case may be, question marks over Falcao's behaviour and the shady final minute of the game have been raised.
Colombia qualified after holding Peru to a draw, while Chile crashed out, but Sanchez says he is not getting carried away.
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"We knew what was happening in the other matches, we were playing with (the knowledge of) the other results and in that moment (I tried) to transmit that (to Peru)", he said. With Chile falling to Brazil 3-0, Peru made a decision to play safe, taking no chances and running out the clock in extra time.
Tapia also said the result had been discussed on the field but also said his team would always play to win. The game was managed as it had to be managed. "They knew what the situation was in the other games", Panamericana TV.
One of Peru's coaching staff, Nolberto Solano, the former Newcastle United winger, dismissed any notion of a pact between the teams.
The clashes in November will be the second time that Peru competes in a World Cup Play-Off, previously missing out on attending Mexico '86.